Economists Vote for Democrats

May 16th, 2011

Those who perceive economists as being clear-eyed Sowellian realists, the benchmarks of “objective” (or objectivist) rationality, should — to be consistent with their own beliefs and admonitions — probably pay more attention to economists’ political choices, as revealed here in a survey of economists:

The “liberalism” score here refers to what libertarians like to call “classical liberalism” — the “small government good” belief system. In modern usage, it means “libertarianism.” Not surprisingly, libertarians score high on this measure of libertarianism.

  1. May 18th, 2011 at 01:31 | #1

    Wow. 299 college professors mostly vote “D”? Amazing. Step outside the ivory tower, grab a larger data set, and a much different story emerges:

  2. May 18th, 2011 at 08:46 | #2

    Read over Mr. Broback’s counter post. The more Kool-aide one drinks, the more one comes to believe it is good for one, I suppose.

  3. Chris T
    May 18th, 2011 at 13:34 | #3

    I agree, this post really needs to specify that only college professors were polled.

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